Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Things to Know - 29 February (leap day)


1.  If you enjoy political satire, you'll like this (as you can see by the title of the link):

2.  So, you wanna screw up the GeeOpie guys?   Send or ask the Democrats to go out in Michigan and vote for Santorum.   Romney is so hot, that his plastic exterior is melting:

3.  A review of General Electric's 10-year tax payment performance is something to put on the table as we consider tax reform:

4.  While the Italian cruise liner business is going sour, the Wannabees are still in a circular firing squad, and Greek restaurants in Berlin are going empty, poor Rupert Murdoch is still having a hard time trying to run a news paper.  Things are so bad that his mangement of the London Sun reads like a shabby check-out tabloid:

5.  Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post points out that Santorum has the same problem that Mitt--Bot has - just cannot speak to the regular blue collar regular folks without making a mess of it.   Santorum wishes he could have not said what came out of his mouth this past weekend (including the vomit, I guess), but he did say it:

6.  Maureen Dowd's column is entertaining as usual.  But, as I read it, I'm thinking that at this stage of the Republican primary campaigns, the Wannabees have literally destroyed themselves in the eyes of the voters.  How in the world can the GeeOpee get a nominee out there who is viable?  It seems impossible that they can close ranks and say that the eventual pick is a swell guy and every body should vote for him.  The damage has been done, and it is not over yet.   They will continue bashing the pulp out of any imagined worth from each other until the whole world is tired of just the mention of any of the Wannabee's names (see cartoon above):

7.  To compete for your entertainment dollar, and relieve you of the GeeOpie doldrums, follow the 340 boulder that is moving from a rock quarry in Riverside County and going on an 11-day journey, at 5 mph, and traveling only at night until it gets to the LA County Museum of Art.  It will have three semis pulling and pushing a 204-tire centipede transporter on surface streets.  It is reported to travel faster than Santorum's brain, is almost as big as Romneys wallet, and whose silhouette rivals Gingrich:

8.  Steve Lopez, is one of my favorite contributors.  He's a local LA Times columnist.  He also wrote the book, which was later tuned into the movie The Soloist.  I don't usually want to include very local news stuff, because I fear it may bore some of the readers who are not familiar with the region.  However, I think that Steve is on to something here, in getting attention focused on an issue that goes way beyond Los Angeles and California.  I am trying to get the correct URL, and will send it out so that you can sign the petition to get action going to overturn the legality of Super PACs:,0,5366045,print.column



"Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor."
       -- Ogden Nash
"Conscience is what makes a boy tell his mother before his sister does."
       -- Evan Esar
"About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends."
       -- Herbert Hoover
"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home."
       -- Ken Olsen
"When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'"
       -- Don Marquis

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